Renting Basics Guide

CPLEA has developed the Renting Basics Guide, a new easy read guide to renting in Alberta. You can download the guide for free at the CPLEA store. Educators, settlement agencies and community organizations are welcome to order print copies of the guide while supplies last. CPLEA’s Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta program is generously supported […]

LawNow Vol. 41-1 Sept/Oct 2016

Representing yourself in court is a daunting task. This issue of LawNow offers some suggestions for success.    Volume 41-1  Sept/Oct 2016   Table of Contents   Featured Articles: Self-Represented Litigants Special Report: Media and the Law Departments Columns Featured Articles: Self-Represented Litigants Self-Represented Litigants have Mountains to Climb! Owen Le Blanc Self-Represented litigants present […]

LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016

Canada has joined a small group of countries and U.S. states with an assisted dying law.  This issue looks at the new law and how Canada came to this enormous change in social, health and legal policy.  Volume 40-6  July / Aug.  2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Medical Assistance in Dying Special Report: Students […]

Information for Fort McMurray Evacuees

Information for Fort McMurray Evacuees If you were evacuated from Fort McMurray due to the wildfires, consult the following resources for more information during this difficult time. Emergency Updates Website (Government of Alberta) Evacuee Information Package (Government of Alberta) Evacuee Registration Page (Red Cross) Pet Rescue Request (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo) Information for Landlords and Tenants (Service Alberta) After […]


To our valued stakeholders and partners: Effective June 30, 2016, Amelia Martin will be resigning from her position as Executive Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for family reasons. CPLEA’s Board of Directors wishes to publicly thank Amelia for the tremendous contribution she has made to the organization. Amelia’s commitment to social […]

LawNow Vol 40-4 Mar / April 2016

  Volume 40-4 Mar / Apr 2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Municipalities and Environmental Law Special Report: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Departments Columns   Featured Articles: Municipalities and Environmental Law Unleashing the Environmental Power of Municipalities Brenda Heenan Powell A new Municipal Government Act for Alberta could substantially boost the powers of municipalities […]

LawNow Vol 40-3 Jan/Feb 2016

Sometimes, the state needs to step in to protect children and support families. Volume 40-3 January / February 2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Protecting Children Special Report: The State of our Jails Departments Columns   Featured Articles: Protecting Children An Overview to Child Intervention Services in Alberta Amanda Baretta Child and Family Services in […]

Nov/Dec 2015 Issue of LawNow now available online

This year, Canadians across the country have had an opportunity to see an original copy of Magna Carta. From June until the end of 2015, the “Great Charter” and its companion document, England’s Charter of the Forest, has been on exhibit in four Canadian cities. The Magna Carta will be in Edmonton at the Legislative […]

Meet CPLEA’s New Staff Lawyer!

CPLEA is pleased to introduce Judy Feng as our new full-time staff lawyer! Judy obtained her law degree from the University of Alberta and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2015. Prior to joining CPLEA as a staff lawyer, she summered and articled in private practice in Edmonton. During law school, Judy participated in […]

LawNow 40-1: The Law and Technology, Sports Law

In legal situations, technology can deliver the best of times or the worst of times: it all depends on how it is used. Volume 40-1 – September/October 2015 Table of Contents Featured Articles: The Law and Technology Special Report: Sports Law Departments Columns   Featured Articles: The Law and Technology Technology is Transforming the Practice […]

LawNow 39-6: The Top Court, Self-Represented Litigants

Canada’s top court is a cornerstone of our Parliamentary democracy and the Rule of Law.  It has shaped our nation since 1875. Volume 39-6 – July/August 2015 Table of Contents Featured Articles: The Top Court Special Report: Self Represented-Litigants Columns Featured Articles: The Top Court Democratic Governance: The Constitution and Canada’s Branches of Government Lorraine Snyder and Dustin […]

New Resources from CPLEA: Using Legal Tools to Discourage Elder Abuse

CPLEA is participating at the 2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation Event at City Hall today, June 15. We are showcasing new resource materials (English and French) on how readily available legal tools can be used to discourage elder abuse. These legal documents include enduring powers of attorney, personal directives, guardianship and trusteeship. The […]

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